iLaw grows team in corporate push

City boutique iLaw, which has a focus on businesses and entrepreneurs, especially in the tech sector, announces two major hires into its corporate and commercial practice.


Tony Roberts joins as Head of Corporate and Rhea Malhotra will lead the firm’s push in the CBD (Cannabidiol) sector.


Tony Roberts spent fourteen years at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, including a posting to its Moscow office, and was a partner at City firm Royds Withy King LLP before moving to iLaw. Tony acts for clients across a range of sectors, especially tech, media, retail and hospitality, and has particular expertise in cross-border M&A and joint ventures.


Rhea Malhotra joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Rhea will be advising clients on regulation and investment opportunities, concentrating on the swiftly growing market for CBD products.


iLaw director Justin Ellis commented:  “iLaw’s business continues to grow strongly, despite the turbulent conditions, and we have had a strategic focus on expanding the corporate and commercial side of our practice. Tony Roberts and Rhea Malhotra have acted on some stellar deals and their track record will be of great benefit as we build up our presence in the corporate space. Their arrivals also reflect the beginnings of a recovery that we’ve been seeing in the corporate transactional market.”